Accession Number : ADA317372

Title :   Thermal Mannikin Testing of Prototype Combat Vehicle Crewman Cold Weather Jackets.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Auerbach, Margaret A.

PDF Url : ADA317372

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This report compares the thermal performance of two experimental flame-resistant (FR) battings (82% P84/18% polyester and 75% Curlon (r)/25% polyester) constructed into prototype combat vehicle crewman (CVC) cold weatherjackets with the standard jacket, which uses Nomex(r) batting. Prototype jackets were tested on a thermal mannikin along with the standard CVC cold weatherjackets, both before and after laundering. The prototype jackets containing these experimental battings exhibited comparable thermal properties to the standard and exhibited little, if any, weight reduction in the overall garment weight It was recommended further work be done on the Curlon battings to improve their performance.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *THERMAL PROPERTIES, *JACKETS, *COLD WEATHER TESTS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, CREWS, COMBAT VEHICLES, COLD WEATHER, WEIGHT REDUCTION, GROUND CREWS, POLYESTER FIBERS, FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Textiles
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE